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Anchorage Police Identify Recovered Body as Angela Dixiano

May 22, 2012|By Ed Bennett and Chris Klint | Channel 2 News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police say a body recovered last week is that of missing woman Angela Dixiano, whose husband has entered a guilty plea in her deathand told investigators where her remains were located.

APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker confirmed the identity of the body, which was found near Mile 86 of the Glenn Highway.

Dixiano was reported missing early last year, after she was last seen in April 2010. Her body was recovered after husband William “Mike” Dixiano, who was subsequently arrested for fraud and charged with murder in the case, recently reached a deal with prosecutors.

In a change of plea Friday Dixiano pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and theft, providing the location of his wife's body in exchange for the dropping of first-degree murder charges against him. Prosecutors say Dixiano killed his wife after she threatened to expose a scheme in which he was stealing thousands of dollars from a man who was receiving payouts from a trust.

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